By law Dutch schools have to start teaching English by group 7 (around age 10) at the latest. More and more schools choose to start earlier, sometimes from group 1. Such schools are called VVTO schools, which refers to Early Foreign Language Education.

The Expat Centre and the Municipality of Leiden organise seminars about Dutch education in general, covering which schools offer English language from group 1, international schools and how to find a school in Leiden, Leiderdorp, Oegstgeest, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude.